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[REBOL] Re: How to transform a string into a word and get its associated value

From: volker:nitsch:gmai:l at: 22-Jun-2005 0:23

On 6/21/05, Gerard Cote <[gerardcote--sympatico--ca]> wrote:
> Hi list, > > Since I got no cue about my recent parse submit, I will restructure my problem another simpler way: > > I have some word called 'name and its associated integer value 250. > >> name: 250 > == 250 > > I can verify the value associated with the word 'name from the global system/words object. > >> print system/words/name > 250 > > Now for the difficult part (at least to me). I get another word called 'info that contains a reference to my former word 'name. > >> info: "name" > == "name" >
!>> info: 'name == name !>> get info == 250
> When I ask to display its value, the word name is correctly associated but it remains a string and is in no way considered as a real > word called 'name. > >> print system/words/info > name > > What I would get is a substitution of the string "name" for the real word 'name and then the associated value could be accessed - > indirectly. > > I feel there is some way to do it but I can't up to now say which it is ???? > > I tried some basic knowledge I have but the result is not the one I want. > >> print system/words/:info > ** Script Error: Invalid path value: name > ** Where: halt-view > ** Near: print system/words/:info > > May be I could join or append the 2 parts (system/words and info) in some way but I have yet to get it done. > > Thanks, > Gerard > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- -Volker Any problem in computer science can be solved with another layer of indirection. But that usually will create another problem. David Wheeler